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Dr Sara Branch


Sara Branch

Senior Research Fellow
Griffith Criminology Institute
+61 (0)7 3735 5666 (Work)
M07 2.18, Mount Gravatt Campus

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Dr Sara Branch has a background in Organisational Psychology and an interest in Workplace Conflict (focus on Workplace Bullying) and Change Management with a broad interest in Social Justice. Her current work focuses on applying organisational theory to enhance processes for collective action within communities and organisations. Since receiving her PhD in 2007 Sara has worked alongside Professor Ross Homel and Dr Kate Freiberg, initially on the Pathways to Prevention project and now on the CREATE-ing Pathways to Child Wellbeing in Disadvantage Communities project. Within the CREATE-ing Pathways project, Sara works with a wide range of project partners, inclusive of federal and state government departments and a range of Non-Government Organisations, supporting the on-going development and implementation of resources (for example, electronic measurement tools). In particular, Sara has guided the development of the Collective Change Facilitator role. A role that recognises the importance of people when supporting the implementation of electronic resources. Sara began researching workplace bullying in 2003 with her doctoral research into upwards bullying (subordinates bullying a manager). Since then she has continued to research upwards bullying and the broader topic of workplace bullying with a particular interest in how best to prevent and reduce the harm workplace bullying can do to people and organisations.


  • Member
    Griffith Criminology Institute2015


  • Doctor of Philosophy
    Griffith University2002 - 2006
  • Master Of Organisational Psychology
    Griffith University1997 - 1999